Arab League chief resumes mediation with rival Lebanese factions

The head of the Arab League arrived in Lebanon on Sunday to resume his mediation between Lebanon's feuding factions amid signs that a solution for the three-month presidential deadlock was still far off as the gap between the pro-government and opposition factions remained wide. Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa went straight from Beirut airport to talks with Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, who is aligned with the Syrian-backed opposition led by Hizbullah. He was later to meet legislator Saad Hariri, leader of the anti-Syrian parliamentary majority, before holding talks with Prime Minister Fuad Saniora, whose government is backed by the United States, the West and Arab countries.